DMC String Art Flowers

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by DMC Design Team

DMC String Art Flowers

Create a pattern with nails, add some embroidery floss and you're done!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the glue.
  • 2
    On a piece of paper, print a flower in desired size and shape to use as a template. (Keep in mind, though, that the flower must be smaller than the wood plaque.)
  • 3
    Use double stick tape to hold the template in place on the wood plaque.
  • 4
    Using the hammer, tap the linoleum nails into the wood plaque, placing nails along the outside border of each letter. Space them an even distance apart to create a uniform outlined edge. Hold the nails in place with needle nose pliers or a pair of tweezers while hammering, to protect your fingers.
  • 5
    When all of the nails have been placed, carefully remove the template. Use needle nose pliers or tweezers to remove any small pieces of paper or tape that remain between the nails.
  • 6
    Leaving the floss in the wrapper, pull the tail of the first floss color (as shown, this is the Medium Topaz) to begin. Tie the floss to any nail on the first letter in a double knot and begin wrapping the thread in a zigzag pattern. Wrap the thread sparingly to show some unfinished wood, or wrap more heavily to create a more solid flower.
  • 7
    When you finish the first part of the flower, tie the floss in an overhand knot around the last nail and add a drop of glue to secure and prevent unraveling.
  • 8
    Repeat steps 6 and 7 and work your way out to the edge of the board with the other parts of the flower in Plum, Christmas Green and Light Pistachio Green respectfully.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • DMC #117 Six-Strand Embroidery Floss 718 Plum 104230647
  • DMC #117 Six Strand Embroidery Floss 783 Medium Topaz 104230682
  • DMC #117 Six-Strand Embroidery Floss 368 Light Pistachio Green 104230562
  • DMC #117 Six Strand Embroidery Floss 699 Christmas Green 104230640
  • Walnut Hollow Wood Rectangle Plaque 12 inch x 16 inch 104141700
  • Flowers in Desired Size and Shape
  • Small Hammer
  • 5/8 inch Linoleum Nails (about 200)
  • 3M Double Stick Tape 104143026
  • Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue 4 oz. 104147956
  • Needle Nose Pliers or Tweezers
  • Scissors